S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Philosophy (철학과) 철학논구(Philosophical forum) 철학논구(Philosophical forum) 제34집(2006)
Sandel`s Formative Repulicanism - Its meaning and possible problems -
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 철학과
- 철학논구, Vol.34, pp. 199-247
- The purpose of this essay is to explain the meanings of Sandel’s recent political theory, (which Sandel himself names as “formative republicanism"), and to address to the possible problems that this political theory might imply. In order to identify the correct location of Sandel’s political theory within the range of contemporary political debate, I have attempted a comparative analysis and compared Sandel’s political theory with some of the other theories of contemporary political philosophers in order to find possible similarities as well as dissimilarities. I think that this kind of comparative approach is conducive to understanding political theories, not only in the sense that it gives us a more clearer picture, by way of comparison, of the explicit contents of the political theory in question, but also in the sense that it provides us with possible means to interpret its implicit meanings as well. I hope that the approach I have adopted in this essay is helpful to the reader’s understanding of Sandel's political theory.